Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of nature.


About Us

Supporting nonprofit organizations in Washington, Orgeon and Alaska.
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Areas of Interest

Learn what types of projects qualify for funding.
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Application Procedures

Learn how to apply for funding.
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Our Founders

Hugh and Jane Ferguson started the Foundation in 1987.

At a Glance

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The Burke Museum cares for and shares natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy and heal.
With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see – and feel – a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.


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